Minka Kelly is an American actress who is best known for her roles in Friday Night Lights, Charlie’s Angels, and Almost Human. She was born on June 24, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of the musician Rick Dufay and the late Maureen Kelly.
After graduating from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Minka received a position as a receptionist in surgical practice. Later, she decided to attend school for a year to become a surgical assistant, after which she was offered a position as a surgical technician. Despite this position, she continued to audition for film and television roles.
Eventually, she shot through the dark and had her first appearance in the short film Turbo Charged: Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003, after which she appeared in several television shows such as Entourage, Drake and Josh, and American Dreams.
In 2006 Minka Kelly has cast for the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights, in which she played a high school student and cheerleader. She was highly praised for her performance in the series. In 2008, she appeared in the comedy series Mad Love and later was cast as a street racer in Charlie’s Angels Reboot of 2010, and in 2017, she became part of the live-action web television series Titans by DC Universe.
Relationship History: Who Has She Dated In The Past?
Minka Kelly has had an eventful relationship history, but her first significant relationship was with Brian J. White, best known for his role in Stomp The Yard. The two were together from 2003-2004.
The American actress later had a relationship with Donald Faison, also an American actor. The duo was formed after the end of Donald’s first marriage to Lisa Askey in 2005, and they were together for about a year before they finally split up.
Later there were rumors that Minka Kelly was dating her Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch, but this was never confirmed or denied.
Shortly after, superhero heartthrob Chris Evans came into the picture. The American actor is best known for playing the beloved Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the actors never publicly discussed their relationship, the two were torn between 2007 and 2012.
Minka distanced herself from the actors and met the American singer-songwriter and producer John Mayer. The couple was seen eating dinner and going to a Knicks game at various restaurants in Austin, Texas. They had a brief relationship that began in the fall of 2007 and ended in January 2008. Although they are separated, they said they will remain friends.
Minka also became famous through her acquaintance with Derek Jeter, a professional baseball player. As usual, the relationship was kept at rock bottom. There were no rumors of infidelity or any controversy, only the two lovebirds had the time of their lives. That is until both came out and issued a separate statement saying it was a mutual decision and they would remain friends.
After the breakup with Derek Jeter, Minka Kelly is said to have had a relationship with Ramon Rodriguez, a co-star of the September 2011 ABC show Charlie’s Angels, and later it was reported that the actress had a brief romance with Demi Lovato’s ex, Wilmer Valderrama, in 2012.
Her next relationship was with Jake Gyllenhaal, although it was reported that the relationship was never serious and lasted only a month.
When a photo of Minka and Sean Penn turned up, rumors followed that the two were together. They were seen together at Parker’s Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy where the photo was taken. This was another one of Minka’s relationships that did not last long.
Shortly after, the actress entered into a relationship with the main actor of How I Met Your Mother, Josh Radnor. They were together for several months before they broke up.
Is Minka Kelly Dating Anyone At The Moment?
Most recently, Jesse Williams, Grey’s Anatomy actor, was also dating Minka Kelly. I heard they met while working on a video game. Williams, who is separated from his wife, ended their relationship after months of dating. Some believed there was a problem of infidelity, but Minka made sure the matter was resolved by saying there were no such problems.
Since her separation from Jesse, Minka Kelly has decided to stay single and is not dating anyone for the time being.